How Many Episodes Is 'JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery'? The ID Special Explores Many Angles

The JonBenét Ramsey case shocked all of America. Who killed the 6-year-old beauty queen in her own home in 1996? Though there have been many theories, the case remains unsolved, which is why so many are still interested in it. Now, 20 years later, Investigation Discovery is airing JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery, discussing and reexamining evidence, interviewing those involved with the case, and exploring new theories in Ramsey’s mysterious death. But how in-depth will this particular docuseries be? How many episodes is JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery ?

If you’re interested in the case but don’t want the time commitment of, say, a whole season of Making A Murderer, you’re in luck — JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery is a three-episode, three-night event, airing from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery. According to the network's press release, JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery is an “unabridged and comprehensive look at the entire case around JonBenét Ramsey’s murder, from top-to-bottom.” It’s hard to remember what these big cases were like before the Internet existed — in 1996, Twitter and Facebook were just a sparkle in their respective founder’s eye. Just like the O.J. Simpson trial a few years before, Ramsey’s murder took over every media outlet possible. It was the only thing reported on, and having been alive at the time, I remember how every headline, every segment on the news, and every theory was about her death. There were articles both factual and sensational, and it was a pretty intense time.

The press release also reveals that JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery will feature exclusive interviews from major players in the case, like Gordon Coombes, who was an investigator in the Boulder County District Attorney’s office; Diane Dimond, an investigative journalist who covered the case at the very beginning; and Bobby Brown and Steve Pease, former Colorado Springs detectives part of a group that’s famous for solving cold cases.

Leaps and bounds have been made in DNA collection and other technology over the last 20 years, so I wonder if the ex-detectives or someone else involved in this special could actually find something that helps make a break in the case. The investigation into JonBenét’s murder is still open, and perhaps this revisiting and rehashing of the case can stir up more hints and clues as to what really happened that tragic night 20 years ago.

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